Originally written on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Ziggy Ansah  Tony Pauline hears that the Pittsburgh Steelers are ”drooling over“ BYU OLB Ziggy Ansah. I’m sure all 3-4 teams feel the same way, as there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Ansah since his outstanding Senior Bowl performance. Ansah could step in for James Harrison, who could be a potential cap casualty in the coming weeks. It’s hard to speculate where Ansah could come off the board given that he’s believed to be rising up draft boards. There’s even talk among the draft experts that he could go as high as No. 5 overall. If Pittsburgh is indeed locked into Ansah, they may have to consider moving up to secure him. Either way, this is a very interesting note and could be a topic to watch in regards to their draft plans. We have Ansah being taken by the Giants in our 2013 NFL Mock Draft. Sam Montgomery Tony Pauline also reports that LSU coaches are not giving LSU DE Sam Montgomery a “ringing endorsement.” This coincides with previous reports that LSU coaching staff had issues with Montgomery’s effort in recent years. Montgomery was initially listed solid first-round pick, but could drop back into the middle rounds of this year’s draft; much like Courtney Upshaw did a year ago. If true, this is very concerning situation for the young kid. His interviews with NFL teams figure to be crucial in the next few days. We have Montgomery going to the Bengals in the second-round of our 2013 NFL Mock Draft. Sharrif Floyd Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network mentioned that ”everybody” in the NFL has Florida DT Sharrif Floyd as a top-five player in this year’s draft class. “He’s a special pass rusher,” said Jeremiah, via Rotoworld. “You put him in a three-technique, he’s capable of getting you double-digit sacks.” Floyd has been a fast riser in the past month, but Jeremiah attributes that more to the fact that people around the league hadn’t watched his tape yet, since he’s an underclassman. There’s been talk that Floyd could be taken as high as No. 3 overall by the Raiders. We have Floyd going to the Panthers in our 2013 NFL Mock Draft.  Draft Notes: USC QB Matt Barkley mentioned that he’s “100 percent on track with his rehab,” and will throw at USC’s Pro Day in March. (Tony Softli) Alabama C Barrett Jones is recovering from surgery to repair a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot. (CBS Sports) USC C Khaled Holmes suffered a strained pectoral during the bench press on Friday. Rutgers TE D.C. Jefferson also injured his pectoral muscle after two reps. (Ian Rapoport) The post NFL Draft Notes: Ziggy Ansah, Sam Montgomery, Sharrif Floyd appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Titus Young avoids prison, receives probation

Manziel moves from downtown Cleveland to golf community

Harris sues Mayweather for $20M for lying in an interview with Katie Couric

The NBA needs to leave 'hack-a-whoever' rules alone

Top Rank threatens to sue over Mayweather-Pacquiao piracy


Titans already tailoring offense to suit Mariota's strengths

Pettine: Manziel isn't favorite for Browns' starting QB job

Randy Gregory denies 'weed problem,' says he's immature

Jameis Winston wants Bucs to sign LSU OT La'El Collins

Chris Bosh on blood clot diagnosis: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’

Eagles coach Chip Kelly made a mess at quarterback

WATCH: Stephen Curry nails shot from hallway prior to game

Top eight NFL free agents on the market

No homers, no problem for Cubs' Kris Bryant

Eagles' Chip Kelly & Sam Bradford: In like, but not love

NFL releases times and dates for preseason slate

Fans file $5M class action suit against Pacquiao over injury

Making sense of the AL East pile-up

Brandon Prust sorry for saying referee ‘tries to play God’

Ron Roenicke and the career afterlives of fired managers

Knicks announcer's MVP ballot had Curry behind Marc Gasol

Edelman mocks Belichick in Cinco de Mayo tweet

Projecting the 2015 MLB All-Star Game rosters after April

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top eight NFL free agents on the market

Eagles' Chip Kelly & Sam Bradford: In like, but not love

Manziel moves from downtown Cleveland

Making sense of the AL East pile-up

Chris Bosh on blood clot diagnosis: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’

Projecting the All-Star Game rosters

Tiger hasn't slept in three days since Lindsey Vonn breakup

2015 NBA Draft big board, first edition

Eliminate Hack-A-Player: Don't reward violating sports rules

No easy solution to the problem of early NFL draft entrants

What’s next for the Spurs?

Cauley-Stein changes middle name to 'Trill'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.